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Nice does nothing to reduce thermal load
Authored by: hamarkus on Feb 02, '11 02:47:21PM

I tried cpulimit, checked it out and compiled it with make and ran it with: cpulimit$ ./cpulimit -l 80 -p 47879

Maybe I did not call it correctly but it did not work, ie, it did not limit my target thread to 80% CPU, cpulimit itself consumed a sizeable chunk of CPU cycles itself and something sucked up my 8 GB of memory. I did not realize this after I had quit my target thread and cpulimit itself, so I am not sure which process gobbled up all my memory, either cpulimit itself or maybe my target thread.



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